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What do modern virtual airlines need for their virtual pilots

Published on 24/10/2023 at 10:47

In the ever-evolving world of aviation, the concept of virtual airlines has gained immense popularity. These virtual airlines provide aviation enthusiasts with the opportunity to experience the thrill of flying without leaving the ground. Virtual pilots, as the backbone of these airlines, play a pivotal role in ensuring that these virtual airlines operate smoothly and realistically.

To maintain the highest level of professionalism, safety, and enjoyment for virtual pilots, modern virtual airlines need to offer a comprehensive range of resources and support. This article explores what a modern virtual airline needs to provide for its virtual pilots.

Realistic flight simulation software

The foundation of any virtual airline is a realistic flight simulation platform like FlyZold. Modern virtual airlines need to invest in cutting-edge flight simulation software that provides an immersive and authentic flying experience. Flight simulators should accurately model aircraft systems, flight physics, and real-world weather conditions. These realistic environments allow virtual pilots to develop their skills and knowledge while experiencing the intricacies of aviation.

Fleet diversity

Virtual pilots should have access to a diverse fleet of aircraft to accommodate different flying preferences and skill levels. Modern virtual airlines need to offer a range of aircraft from small regional jets to large long-haul planes. This diversity allows virtual pilots to explore various types of flying, from short-haul domestic routes to intercontinental flights.

Training and education

To ensure virtual pilots are well-prepared for their virtual adventures, virtual airlines need to provide comprehensive training and educational resources. This includes tutorials, manuals, and virtual flight instructors who can assist pilots in understanding the intricacies of their chosen aircraft, navigation, and communication procedures. Regular webinars, workshops, and training sessions can help virtual pilots improve their skills and knowledge.

Aviation data and charts

Modern virtual airlines should offer their pilots access to accurate aviation data and charts, just like real-world aviation. This information includes charts for departure and arrival airports, air traffic control procedures, and navigation charts. Having these resources readily available is essential for virtual pilots to plan their flights effectively and ensure a high level of realism.

Flight planning tools

A modern virtual airline should provide flight planning tools to assist pilots in preparing for their journeys. These tools, like FlyZold, can help virtual pilots calculate fuel requirements, create flight plans, and monitor weather conditions during the flight. By offering these resources, virtual airlines can enhance the overall flying experience and help virtual pilots manage their flights efficiently.

Dedicated community and communication channels

Being part of a community is a significant aspect of virtual aviation. Modern virtual airlines should maintain communication channels such as forums, Discord servers, or other platforms where virtual pilots can connect, share their experiences, seek assistance, and collaborate with fellow enthusiasts. These communities foster a sense of belonging and camaraderie among virtual pilots.

Realistic flight operations

To keep virtual pilots engaged, virtual airlines need to implement realistic flight operations and procedures. This includes the use of real-world air traffic control services, scheduling systems, and flight logging. These elements not only add a layer of authenticity but also create a structured environment for virtual pilots to operate in.

Rank and achievement systems

Virtual airlines can motivate their virtual pilots by implementing rank and achievement systems. These systems allow virtual pilots to progress in their careers, earn badges or awards, and compete with other virtual pilots. This gamification aspect adds an extra layer of fun and challenge to virtual aviation.


Virtual airlines offer aviation enthusiasts the opportunity to indulge their passion for flying in a realistic and immersive way. To ensure a successful and enjoyable experience for virtual pilots, modern virtual airlines must provide a range of resources and support, including realistic flight simulation software, diverse aircraft fleets, training and education, aviation data and charts, flight planning tools, community interaction, realistic flight operations, and rank and achievement systems. By offering these essentials, virtual airlines can create a thriving and engaged community of virtual pilots, enabling them to explore the skies from the comfort of their own homes with brand new tools like FlyZold.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

In order to provide an answer to the most frequently asked questions, we keep this section up to date which will probably be able to provide you with information if you wish to obtain information on our solution.

What is FlyZold ?

FlyZold is a virtual airline management system that allows virtual airlines to manage simply and efficiently their content through our simple and unique interface.

We believe that our solution will bring new impetus to flight simulation, more particularly by bringing a touch of modernity to the existing system by offering even more advanced technologies and by offering an even more advanced interface that can adapt to the majority of virtual airlines.

A virtual airline simulates the operations of a real airline or has been invented from scratch and offers virtual pilots, after registration, the possibility to make regular flights between different destinations, helicopter flights, or cargo flights.

Generally, the flight performed is recorded either automatically by a software called "flight tracker" (our solution uses for example the smartCARS software) during the flight, or after the flight directly on the FlyZold interface of the virtual airline where virtual pilots publishes a manual flight report.

The flight report is called a "PIREP". It includes information related to the aircraft used, the departure and arrival airports, the altitude, the flight time and more generally all the events that occurred during the flight.

Each PIREP is then saved by our system and can be found in the virtual pilot's logbook, where each PIREP can be consulted to find all the information related to it presented in the form of graphs, maps or dashboards.

A virtual airline management system is a web application that makes it simple and easy to manage the various contents of a virtual airline.

The functionalities of a virtual airline management system are numerous. Among other things, it allows several people to work on different pages or blog articles or even to structure the content of a virtual airline (FAQ, articles, blog), to prioritize users and assign them permissions.

FlyZold is a virtual airline management system allowing administrators of virtual airlines to manage all of their content (airports, aircraft, schedules, PIREPs, users) efficiently and fluidly, through a modern and elegant interface.

To create your own virtual airline, you need to follow certain rules, depending on the airline you represent.

In the case of a fictitious airline, you need to make sure that it doesn't exist, and that you have all the copyright you need to create it (including names, logos, etc...). In the case of a real airline, you must first obtain all the necessary authorizations from the real airline you want to represent in order to represent it virtually.

Once you have all the necessary authorizations, all you have to do is create your first airports, aircraft, grades and schedules in our virtual airline management system by clicking on the "Subscribe now" button in the main navigation menu.